Argentinean Messi scored in the 13th and 15th minutes following passes from left-back Jordi Alba.
Ivan Rakitic completed the formalities in the 87th minute by putting one more on the board. The Brazil midfielder will make his debut after he recovers from a right leg muscle injury.
Sevilla defeated fellow Andalusian side Cadiz 2-1 at home for a 4-1 aggregate win, while Espanyol overturned a 2-1 deficit from the first leg by beating Levante 2-0 away to join Barca in Friday's quarter-final draw.
Two minutes later, the hosts doubled their advantage as Messi exchanged passes with Alba before calmly slotting past Alvarez.
Messi was on hand to double Barca's lead on the quarter-hour mark after playing Alba into space, who in turn charged down the wing and played the ball back into the path of the Argentine, who duly drilled home.
"The connection between Messi and Alba is nothing new, it has been working for years", Valverde said. "Messi also creates goals for Alba". "We always look for each other and we were both able to get on the score sheet today".
Copa del Rey holders Barcelona will take on city rivals Espanyol in the quarter-finals of this season's competition, while Real Madrid also face a tie against nearby opposition in the form of Leganes.
The two La Liga giants both secured their progression from the last-16, with Barca seeing off the challenge of Celta Vigo while Madrid shot down Numencia. Correa then headed in from a corner taken by Pablo Sarabia in the 54th. Atletico is second and Sevilla fifth. "We are all suffering from the derby loss", Correa said.
Even when Barcelona were comfortably poised at 2-0, their pace did not drop down. Goals from Leo Baptistao and Gerard Moreno sent Espanyol through.
The lawsuit cited recently-uncovered documents about what oil companies knew about the threat from climate change. He said the goal was to complete the divestment within five years. "This city is acting".
But Tapper responded: "The president has an approval rating in the 30s, I don't know what's magical that you're talking about". Tapper countered by saying, 'I think the viewers right now can ascertain who is being hysterical'.
There also was a raucous scene in the Bills' locker room after a win over Miami when they saw Dalton's touchdown pass. Bills fans have helped to donate $315,000 so far to Bengals QB Andy Dalton's foundation .
Forget the Avengers for now: Black Widow might finally be getting her own movie, and there's no assembling required. Johansson has appeared as the character in six films, the next one being this summer's " Avengers: Infinity War ".
As per usual, Alabama has multiple players who could enter the National Football League draft as juniors and be selected. After the Crimson Tide's win, UCF put a billboard up in Tuscaloosa challenging Alabama to a home-and-home series .
Brown of NBC's " This is Us " won best actor in a drama. "We couldn't ask for a better partner". "Nicole, I love you", he said. Perhaps that's why some of the other cast members got snubbed, but the Golden Globes don't matter too much for this show.
McCarthy is also filling several assistant coaching vacancies, including both the offensive and defensive coordinator positions. CBS Sports' Jason La Canfora reports that the Browns have hired Wolf as assistant general manager on a four-year deal.
Cole did top 200 innings for the second time in 2017 and also saw his strikeout numbers tick back up close to one per inning. Earlier this offseason the Yankees were said to be pushing to acquire Gerrit Cole from the Pirates .
Reagan died in 2004, at age 93, from pneumonia complicated by the Alzheimer's disease that had progressively clouded his mind. Trump defended his background and success during an impromptu audience with reporters and in a series of tweets on Saturday.
The Titans advance to a divisional game against either the Super Bowl Champion New England Patriots or the Pittsburgh Steelers. Because of an editing error, an earlier version of this article misidentified the team of running back Derrick Henry .
JOE GIBBS: Gibbs won three Super Bowl titles with three separate quarterbacks during a 12-year run in Washington. Gibbs returned to coaching in 2004 and his second stint in Washington wasn't almost as effective as his first.
1 injured in semi fire on I-65
ISP says that the detour is sending traffic to US 31 south to State Road 250 and back on I-65 at mile marker 41. A passenger in one of the vehicles suffered non-life-threatening injuries and was taken to a nearby hospital.
Raiders Under Investigation For Possibly Violating Rooney Rule
Raiders general manager Reggie McKenzie said Tuesday he interviewed two minority candidates before Gruden's hiring was announced. With the Raiders descending so fast on a white candidate, the team is in hot water over whether it violated the "Rooney Rule".
Google Positions Assistant At the Top of Its Hardware Pyramid
And there could be trouble ahead for Amazon , he adds, when it attempts to take Alexa to markets beyond the USA and Europe. They make it easy to watch YouTube videos, enjoy personal photos, follow recipes, control smart home devices and more .
Blizzard and Twitch announce Overwatch League media partnership
You can also watch previous matches through video-on-demand (including the preseason that's already up) on the official website . With Overwatch League set to begin in earnest this week, Blizzard want to make sure you don't miss a second of the action.
Captain Marvel May Have Just Cast the MCU's Monica Rambeau
Thus, Monica Rambeau is particularly well situated to be introduced as a supporting character in Captain Marvel's new movie. Actors Samuel Jackson, Jude Law and Ben Mendelsohn will co-star in the movie, which will premiere on March 8, 2019 .